Tracy Clark - "Borrowed Time" - Mary Carter

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark reads from and discusses Borrowed Time with Mary Carter. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

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About the book: Sitting in cold cars for hours, serving lowlifes with summonses . . . being a P.I. means riding out a lot of slow patches. But sometimes the most familiar paths can lead straight to danger—like at Cass’s go-to diner, where new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to enlist her expertise. Jung’s friend, Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan near his luxury boat. And Jung is convinced there’s a murderer on the loose.

Cass reluctantly begins digging only to discover that Jung neglected to mention one crucial fact: Tim Ayers was terminally ill. Given the large quantities of alcohol and drugs found in his body, Ayers’ death appears to be either an accident or suicide. Yet as much as Cass would like to dismiss Jung’s suspicions, there are too many unanswered questions and unexplained coincidences.

Why would anyone kill a dying man? Working her connections on both sides of the law, Cass tries to point the police in the right direction. But violence is escalating around her, and Cass’s persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave.

About the author: Tracy Clark, author of the Cass Raines mystery series, is a native Chicagoan. Her first short story, “For Services Rendered,” was included in the mystery anthology Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors. When she is not writing, she wastes inordinate amounts of time watching Say Yes to the Dress reruns and Murder, She Wrote marathons. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Chicago Chapter, PI Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and a board member for Mystery Writers of America Midwest. Tracy works as an editor in the extremely challenging newspaper business.

About the interlocutor: Mary Carter is a novelist and workshop leader at The Writers Loft in Chicago. Her other works include: Meet Me in Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do For You, The Pub Across the Pond, My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, Accidentally Engaged, and She’ll Take It. In addition to her novels she has written six novellas: Return to Hampton Beach in the anthologized collection Summer Days, A Christmas Carousel in the anthologized collection There’s No Place Like Home, A Kiss Before Midnight in You’re Still the One, A Very Maui Christmas in the New York Times bestselling anthology Holiday Magic, and The Honeymoon House in the New York Times bestselling anthology Almost Home. Her works have been translated in seven different languages, and several are available as audiobooks.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637